The number of cases of flu and related fatalities in Northern China is expected to rise before winter ends, according to Shu Yuelong, director of the National Influenza Center.
Li Na's brave performance at the Australian Open wins her legions of new fans.
The increase in the number of students majoring in Chinese studies has accompanied China's economic rise.
The smog that has enveloped Beijing recently have left people hankering for the blue skies during 2008 Olympic Games.
In Laiza of Myanmar, the headquarters of the rebel Kachin Independence Army, residents have dug bomb shelters close to their houses.
Beijing's "transitional" policy as to how nonresident children sit college entrance exams creates heated debate.
More lucrative pastures lure herdsmen from the traditional Gobi lifestyle.
Cold snaps in southern China have triggered rising vegetable prices, disrupted transport and reignited debate over central heating.
It is becoming harder to hail a cab during rush hours in Beijing.
China will strengthen enforcement of environmental laws, and take other measures to tackle air pollution, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Tuesday.
China's new-energy sector is facing an uncertain future after the US imposed swingeing import tariffs and demand for equipment dwindles.
Heavy smog and haze that enveloped Beijing on the weekend has seen "Beijing Cough" becoming increasingly popular with local media and Chinese citizens.